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Curtis Hanson (1945–2016)


After small films like The Bedroom Window (1987) and Sweet Kill (1972), Curtis Hanson went on to direct major features including The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), The River Wild (1994) and the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential (1997). Setting his sights on another city, Hanson was critically acclaimed for directing Eminem in Universal ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

L.A. Confidential
(1997)
8 Mile
8 Mile Director
(2002)
Wonder Boys
Wonder Boys Director
(2000)
In Her Shoes
In Her Shoes Director
(2005)

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 2007 Lucky You
 2005 In Her Shoes
 2002 8 Mile
 2000 Wonder Boys
 1990 Bad Influence
 1983 Losin' It
 1977 Evil Town (as Edward Collins)
 1972 Sweet Kill
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Other Works:

Directed music video for Bob Dylan: "Things Have Changed" (2000)

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Collins | Curtis Lee Hanson

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

Sure I believe people can change, and change for the better. I mean if you don't believe that then what are you left with? It's literally the same old, the same old. People can and do change, often for the better. Things change. If I didn't believe in that I wouldn't see the point. In any of it. See more »

Trivia:

Has a son (b. 28 November 2004) with companion Rebecca Yeldham. See more »

Trademark:

Characters in his films often reference or are seen watching movies from the Golden Age of cinema.

Nickname:

Curtisamma

Star Sign:

Aries

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